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  1. We'll be packing up to leave soon and I notice that for shipping personal effects you have to declare to AQIS all items less than 12 months old. How detailed or thourough do you have to be regarding this declaration? Is it best to declare a few token items or can we just say nothing is new? Do we really have to check every single thing that might be less than 12 months old? Will we be charged duty/GST on everything we declare? We have kids, so there are definitely toys and the odd bits and pieces that are less than 12 months old. It's not as if we've bought a load of new stuff intentionally to ship out to either avoid Australian tax or pay a cheaper price! I'm thinking of things like toys the kids received for birthdays in the past year - so I might not even know the price of the items. Any advice/tips appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Hey there, I am wondering what income I need to declare on my Aussie tax return (my first one since moving here last year). I have some property in the UK still and receive some rent from it. I do a self-assessment in the UK for that income but I'm wondering if I need to declare it on my Aussie tax return as well? I won't be paying any tax in the UK on it so no double tax relief. I am resident in Australia for tax purposes. Anyone in a similar situation know anything about this? Thanks,
  3. Hi, Can anyone recommend a good tax accountant in Sydney who has knowledge of the tax laws between Australia and the UK? There are loads of tax offers about but I would like to know I am paying someone who knows a fair whack about owning property in the UK etc, not just a standard tax return I could do myself. I am boggled - not sure if I have to declare my rent and mortgage (and a few dividends) in the UK as I am still a temporary resident here (waiting for decision on perm res application at the mo). Would like to know I am doing my tax right from the start (this is my first aus tax return, emigrated in Aug 2010) and not end up having to pay heaps back for not declaring things I have to. Any advice/recommendations? :eek:
  4. Hey all, I am currently filling out the various forms for our 309/100 spouse visa and am a bit stuck on question 79 on form 47SP: "Have you ever had or currently have tuberculosis or any other serious disease (including mental illness), condition or disability?" Back in 2009 I saw a GP a couple of times and was diagnosed with very mild depression for which I was prescribed a low dose of Prozac - I think the course of treatment lasted about 6 months. I had no time off of work for this, saw no mental health workers, nor was I hospitalised at any point. I feel absolutely fine now and think this was just down to a slight low point in my life that in hindsight I think I could have got through without the drugs. Obviously I will declare this as required on any forms relating to my medical (to be undertaken soon) but does this need to be declared in answer to the above question on form 47SP? As this was very mild depression I would have thought that this doesn't count as a "serious disease" - however, based on the wording of the question, is any type of mental illness classed as serious? If unsure I think I'll just go down the 'declare everything' route but just wanted to get some opinions in the meantime. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hi i'm new :-) I have applied for a 175 visa and recently been asked to do medicals, my partner was sectioned twice 11 years ago due to "drug induced psycosis" anyway he spent a few weeks/months in hospital. He was diagnosed as scizophenic at the time too! He is fine now and hasn't had any mental illness since then- or done any drugs! Should we declare his medical history or not? Do the panel drs or the DIAC have access to our medical records? Is this something that would cause refusal of visa? Thanks for any advice
  6. Hi, I am a UK citizen who arrived in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa in 2006, then moved to a 457 (Temp. Resident) later 2006 and become a permanent resident of Australia in 2009. I have held a UK ISA since 2001, but closed it during a visit to the UK last year and transferred the balance to my Aus bank. I'm just wondering if I needed to declare my UK ISA in my tax returns since my arrival in Australia ? and would it be in my best interest to declare it in my next return i.e. 2010/11? Will I be heavily fined or something ? Thanks.
  7. Morning Really quick question, but not one I can find an answer to.. We've just completed and submitted an application for Victoria state sponsorship, but on the form it asks how many points you are claiming for your visa application. Should we enter the points including those for state sponsorship or leave these out? Thanks
  8. hi all do i seriously have to declare, shoes, bags boots, dress, cds from over the last yearetc i can't remember when i bought them and how much they all cost, or should i just leave it?:arghh:
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    Declaring UK income

    Hi Does anyone know if i would need to declare my uk military pension here in Au if i leave it in an account in the uk? Seems wrong i have to have it taxed here as well at a higher rate - Au salary + mil pension puts me into the 38% tax band. Any ideas? / advice Thanks in advance Frankie
  10. hi all have a slight hearling loss, have a hearing aid don't wear it haven't had tests or been to a specialist for 8-10 years i recon now do i declare it on question 24, ' an ongoing physical or intellectuall disability' or wait til the doc fills there section and tell them so they can fill in the details onthe hearing section'17' please any advice will make me hapy :jiggy: Nadine
  11. I've had a look through other threads and can't seem to find much mentioned about declaring items that have been brought in the past 12 months. I am moving to Oz in a few weeks with Doree Bonner - grew up there but have been here in the UK for nearly 14 years. Now I am going back (quite sudden) and have to pack up everything. But as it was sudden, I am stumbling on the declaring items brought in past 12 months - I can't remember when I brought most stuff, and I don't have the receipts for everything (I only keep receipts for electrical etc and none of that is coming) - and what about gifts? I got an expensive gift from someone fairly recently. What did everyone else do? And can they prove that you have had it less than 12 months if it is clearly used?
  12. Hi guys I moved over in March 2008 so have had 3 months of earnings on the 457 visa. I had UK earnings for the other 9 months of the aussie tax year. I've been told by different people I don't have to declare that income which, when my LAFHA is considered, means I should have paid nil tax on my aussie income (which I've paid tax at the marginal rate i.e. based on as if I had been earning that throughout the year). I find the possibility of a big refund too good to be true! I've been on the ATO website and it says I would be a resident for tax purpose if I was in Australia and the same job for 6 or more months, which I wasn't (only 3 months), which implies to me I don't have to declare my UK earnings. However, elsewhere on the same website, it states if I intend staying for 6 months or more, then I am resident for tax. This indicates to me I have to declare the UK earnings on my tax return. Anyway, this is what I've been looking at: Residency - overview I'm aware I'll probably have to go to a tax agent but was just wondering if anyone else been through this or have any ideas on the correct course of action? Cheers people!